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Tech Needs More Sellers, Not More Engineers!

Sales

Did you catch Skillz Academy’s CEO & Founder Courtney Williams on WBOK 1230 AM? He sat down with Oliver Thomas & Blair Condoll to discuss how getting reskilled to work in tech sales could change your life and vitalize your community!  Skillz Academy provides a pathway for people who know how to sell to break into lucrative tech roles. Courtney…

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What is Tech Sales, Anyway?

Sales

In this blog, we will be discussing what tech sales is and why YOU should begin a career in the field. We define frequently used terms, provide an overview of the tech landscape in New Orleans, and outline the roles that are available to Skillz Academy graduates. Let’s get started! Let’s begin with the basics. Business to Business (B2B) technology…

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New Orleans Entrepreneur Week with Courtney Williams

News

To kick off New Orleans Entrepreneur Week(NEOW), our CEO Courtney Williams sat down with Fox News 8 to discuss the importance of the week, Skillz Academy, and diversity in the tech industry. Now in its 11th year, NOEW brings together entrepreneurs, startup founders, industry leaders, forward-thinking investors, and business-minded creatives committed to imagining and building an exceptional future for New…

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Helping New Orleans Recover from the Covid-19 Economic Fallout

News

On Nov. 19, 2020, Upriver Solutions founder and CEO Courtney Williams met with the Mayor of New Orleans, LaToya Cantrell, along with members of her team and the media. The primary purpose of the meeting was for Mayor Cantrell to reintroduce JOB 1, her Office of Workforce Development, which underwent significant improvements this year. This Office is more important than…

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Top Tips for Your Video Interview

Admissions

You’ve submitted your application online to our Software Sales Training Program at skillzacademy.com/apply. You’ve had your initial phone screen with a member of our team. The next step in the process is the Video Interview.  The Video Interview is actually a one-way interview. If our team decides that you might be a good fit for Skillz Academy, you will receive…

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Top 10 Reasons to Join Skillz Academy

Admissions

Joining Skillz Academy’s “Software Sales Training Program” sounds like a no-brainer. But in case you need more incentive, here are the Top Ten Reasons to join our next cohort.  1.    It will cost you $0 upfront. The cost of your tuition will be covered by a combination of a Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act grant and an Income Share Agreement. This means that you will…

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